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Media Roundup for the week of Dec. 1, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Dec. 1 2017:

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Professor Wendy Parker presents ‘Equal Protection & Black Lives Matter’ for 2016 Constitution Day lecture

In celebration of Constitution Day, Professor Wendy Parker opened a discussion on applications and interpretations of the Equal Protection Clause with the Wake Forest University community on Friday, Sept. 16.

In the widely attended lecture, “Equal Protection & Black Lives Matter,” Parker asked the audience to consider the language of the clause and whether presidential candidates should be responsible for understanding contemporary Constitutional interpretations, contextualizing the discussion through the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the responses it generates.

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Professor Wendy Parker to give Wake Forest Constitution Day lecture on Friday, Sept. 16

In celebration of Constitution Day 2016, Professor Wendy Parker will present her lecture,  ”Equal Protection & Black Lives Matter.”  The lecture is set for noon on Friday, Sept. 16, in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  The event is free and open to the public.  Lunch will be served.

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Journal of Law and Policy symposium keynote says Civil Rights Act of 1964 fundamentally shaped American lives

The Civil Rights Act should not be taken for granted. That’s the message the Journal of Law and Policy’s keynote speaker Barbara Arnwine stressed at the journal’s recent symposium, ”50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: Looking Back & Moving Forward,” held on March 20, 2015, in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

CRASH: Tolerated or Accepted? Open forum discussion about racial injustice set for Tuesday, Sept. 23

“Crash: Tolerated or Accepted?,”an open forum discussion about racial injustice in the WFU community and beyond, will be held from from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  Hosted by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the event is open to Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.
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Professor Wendy Parker quoted in The Atlantic about school district integration

Professor Wendy Parker, former Justice Department lawyer, is quoted in the article “School Districts Still Face Fights—and Confusion—on Integration” published by ProPublica and The Atlantic on Friday, May 2, 2014. Parker speaks in regard to the topic of the article, 60 years after Brown v. Board, the federal government’s enforcement of desegregation has all but disappeared. The full text of the article is below. Continue reading »

Professor Wendy Parker discusses the end of Arkansas’s integration funding in The Wall Street Journal

The state of Arkansas and three school districts agreed to a legal settlement that phases out the multimillion-dollar annual payments the districts have received for decades to integrate black and white students.

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A ‘Conversation With’ Professor Wendy Parker

Wake Forest Law Professor Wendy Parker’s first-year law students who attended her recent “Conversation With” may have been surprised to find out that their professor got “kicked out” of honors courses while attending high school in her home state of Texas.  But it no doubt came as no surprise that she went to law school because she thought it would help her make the world a better place

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Law school hosts ‘Conversation With’ Professor Wendy Parker on Wednesday, March 6

The Conversation With… Committee is pleased to announce its first event of the spring semester, “A Conversation With Professor Wendy Parker.”

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Professor Wendy Parker discusses Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin at WFU’s observance of Constitution Day

WFU Law Professor Wendy Parker predicted Monday the U.S. Supreme Court would block or otherwise place limits on the use of race in college admissions.

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